Head partitions reduce stress in goats during feeding
Limited space allowance at the feeding place often leads to increased agonistic behaviour among goats. But social tension can be reduced by properly designing the feeding areas. Researchers from the Institute of Animal Husbandry and Welfare at Vetmeduni Vienna, in cooperation with the Institute of Organic Farming at the Thünen Institute, have shown that goats experience less stress during feeding when partitions are placed between the individual feeding places. The study was published in the journal Applied Animal Behaviour Science. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)
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